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UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to assess the accuracy of Cadence Contrast Pulse Sequencing (Siemens-Acuson, CA) method with injection of SonoVue (Bracco Imaging SpA, Italy) for the detection and characterisation of focal liver lesions in comparison with a reference modality during routine use. METHODS 138 consecutive patients (62 women, 76 men;(More)
The recent introduction of high-end ultrasound equipment combined with recent contrast agents provides marked improvements in the characterization of focal liver lesions as previously reported by monocentric studies. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonography (CEUS) using SonoVue as well as(More)
UNLABELLED While ultrasound is the imaging modality of choice for diagnosis of thyroid lesions, characterization remains limited and tissue diagnosis frequently is required for management. The availability of additional tools such as elastography may improve lesion characterization and direct management. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 96 patients (11(More)
The widespread use of modern imaging modalities has led to an increase in the frequency of detecting coincidental focal liver lesions (cysts, haemangiomas, focal nodular hyperplasia, adenoma, focal fatty sparing and infiltration) in patients with no symptoms of liver disease. A positive diagnosis is needed to avoid overinvestigation or protracted follow-up.(More)
An original strategy is proposed to minimize the impact of respiratory motion on hepatic contrast-enhanced ultrasound studies. It is based on the a posteriori triggering of dynamic image sequences. It was tested on perfusion studies acquired with a high temporal resolution (8 images s-1) to enable parametric imaging. A respiratory component was first(More)
Contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) was used to quantify the dynamic changes in uteroplacental blood flow before and after the interruption of fetal villus circulation resulting from feticide during a second trimester pregnancy termination in a patient with complete placenta previa. Quantitative analysis was performed on time-intensity curves acquired 24 h(More)
The recent introduction of high quality scanners and contrast agents for ultrasound deeply modifies diagnosis strategy in focal liver lesions by using validated criteria. Non-linear imaging methods using low mechanical index (MI<0.2) and second generation contrast agents allow real-time continuous imaging with concomitant limitation in background tIssue(More)
Although less precise than histological examination, high-resolution skin imaging is a noninvasive technique that provides complementary information to the clinical examination: the lesion's US structure as well as its lateral and depth extension. Ultrasonography helps in diagnosis and initial management by measuring melanoma thickness (so as to remove this(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated the potential of quantitative parametric analysis in the differential diagnosis of focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) from other hypervascularized liver focal lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty-five focal liver lesions (in 83 patients) were explored using contrast-enhanced ultrasound (SonoVue and Cadence Contrast Pulse(More)
OBJECTIVE Many women with myomas desire uterine conservation. Magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) is a new non-invasive therapy. We describe our early results regarding efficacy and safety of MRgFUS for the treatment of uterine leiomyomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-two French women, over 18 years of age, who were candidates for(More)